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Erwin Rommel in an open car in North Africa, 1942

Caption   Erwin Rommel in an open car in North Africa, 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-784-0241-31
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 Jul 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 Oct 2015 12:38:39 PM


Forward Hellmut! the Tommies are out there, I can feel it. Rommel's Horch was shipped to Afrika in May 1942, powered by a 3.8 liter 8-cyl. engine with a top speed of 62mph/99.779 Km/h, 4 x 4 off road vehicle. Two cylinder objects on finders are added sand filters.
After WWII the vehicle was shipped to Kenya by a British officer and later used to run Safaris.
In the 1980s Sd.Kfz Military Foundation restored military vehicles, and discovered its history that it was used by Rommel.
2002 the vehicle was restored and took 54 months of work to complete. The Horch is now on display at the Bovington Tank Museum located
Dorset, UK.
Rommel was never a Nazi and was never a member of the Nazi Party. Rommel was a professional soldier. Rommels driver was Hellmut von Leipzig, who later went on to officers school and fought on the Eastern Front and was awarded the Knights Cross.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 Oct 2015 12:47:50 PM


Sorry the two cylinder objects on fenders are sand-filters. Gotta learn to proof read...

In 1932 Audi and Horch merged along with DKW and Wanderer. The Audi logo of four rings was created. Horch automobiles were used by top Nazi, SS Officers and Leaders. Horch built off-road vehicles for the Wehrmacht, these vehicles served on all fronts during the war.
3. Lindsay Brennan says:
29 May 2021 08:12:55 PM

Hi, looking for the official model number of the Horsch vehicle actually used by Field Marshall Rommel.

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